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A local developer would like to build 302 additional housing units in Rimrock. Ask most anyone in the unincorporated community, and the project is wanted like a hole in the head.

By Bill Helm December 30, 2019
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The City of Cottonwood passed an age-21 tobacco purchase and use requirement in May 2016. The U.S. Congress and the president created that same age requirement late last month.

December 30, 2019
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The Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization provides access to resources for regional business creation, attraction, retention and expansion.

December 30, 2019
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The grand opening of the new combination Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins store is set for this weekend.

By Jason W. Brooks December 30, 2019
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The construction to pave Ogden Ranch Road is underway as crews have begun burying gas lines under the one-mile road.

By Vyto Starinskas December 30, 2019
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Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has been appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve as chair of the statewide Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership.

By Courtesy of Yavapai County Attorney's Office December 30, 2019
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It will not include the “sanctuary” reference that Mohave County recently approved, but Yavapai County will soon consider whether to make its own statement of support for the Second Amendment.

By Cindy Barks, The Prescott Daily Courier December 30, 2019
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COTTONWOOD — The City of Cottonwood went through a few leadership changes and was involved in some high-profile discussions over development approval processes in 2019 — a year where the city played a limited role in the boom of Yavapai County new-home construction.

By Jason W. Brooks December 28, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council’s road to fixing the town’s problems starts with parking cars.

By Vyto Starinskas December 28, 2019
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Bodega Pierce not only makes award-winning wines (their 2018 rosé won the 2019 AZ Central Wine Competition), they make it sustainably. Owner Michael Pierce also leads the Southwest Wine Center, which recently got certified.

By DARCY HITCHCOCK Sustainability Alliance December 28, 2019
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A Winter weather advisory remains in effect for Oak Creek and Sycamore canyons from 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, according to the National Weather Service.

By Jason W. Brooks December 26, 2019
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CLARKDALE — Storms, a new city manager, a property tax increase, a controversial substation and plans to improve roads were what the Town of Clarkdale government and residents dealt with in 2019.

By Jason W. Brooks December 26, 2019
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The National Park Service would like to invite the public to the fourth annual Tuzigoot Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Staff report December 26, 2019
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On Dec. 19, representatives from Jerome Elks Lodge No. 1361 presented Student of the Month Awards to two sixth-grade students from Clarkdale-Jerome School.

By Staff report December 26, 2019
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While people across the country are setting goals for the new year, thousands of children in Arizona are unsure where they’ll be living tomorrow.

By Staff report December 26, 2019
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Shawn Mayo was committed to becoming an A.S.E. master certified mechanic by year’s end.

By Bill Helm December 26, 2019
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Each year, Verde Valley Caregivers has a Holiday Project for the neighbors they serve. A letter is sent to each neighbor to find out what they would like as a holiday gift.

By Staff report December 26, 2019
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The Cottonwood City Council is seeking applicants to become an administrative hearing officer. This appointment will be for a two-year term. Administrative hearing officers assist with enforcement of the municipal code and zoning code by hearing, deciding and resolving non-traffic violations designated as civil violations.

December 26, 2019
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State Route 89A is closed in both directions due to heavy winter weather and multiple crashes between milepost 387 and 390, roughly 7 miles north of Slide Rock State Park, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

December 26, 2019
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Yavapai County 2019: Dealing with rapid growth
Major developments, expensive projects made headlines

Here are a few of the top stories that involved Yavapai County officials this year. Do you have more county stories you think are among the most important of 2019? If so, email your thoughts to jbrooks@verdenews.com.

By Jason W. Brooks December 23, 2019
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A two-vehicle collision at a State Route 260 intersection Saturday evening led to a vehicle fire, two people being transported to a hospital and a driver citation.

By Jason W. Brooks December 23, 2019
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Manzanita Outreach, a Cottonwood based non-profit, is focused on ensuring all Verde Valley residents have enough food to eat regardless of their personal circumstances.

December 23, 2019
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“We were shocked to find that there was no place for victims of human trafficking to be housed in the Verde Valley so we decided to do something about it,” Carol Gandolfo, PhD, president of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking – Northern Arizona (CAHT), said as CAHT signed an agreement with the Verde Valley Sanctuary to cover extra costs for providing interim housing and services for trafficking victims.

December 23, 2019
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Three Verde Valley students are among 12 Yavapai College scholars from across Yavapai County and representing a variety of academic disciplines have earned lucrative All-Arizona Academic Team scholarships based on their academic performance and volunteer service at school and in their communities.

December 23, 2019
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In the true spirit of holiday giving, clients of Edward Jones Investments Financial Advisor Matias Sandoval, donated 630 pounds of non-perishable food items during their recent Bag-a-Thon event which supported the area’s Rising Hope Food Pantry.

December 23, 2019

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